I love Pinterest, however, sometimes it raises expectations a lot and puts pressure on moms to make every single holiday and occasion unique and amazing. I’ve seen some wacky DIY’s and projects.
Like “Making a toddler chair from yarn and glue?”
Or “50 Ways to Clean Your House with Sunshine and Rainbows”? It’s probably on Pinterest – alright, I did make those two titles up. However, I am sure someone’s tried to make one of those ideas. Valentine’s Day is probably one of popular themes are Pinterest, but I didn’t even make the bar.
Usually, every Valentine’s Day I make sure I send my kids in with Valentine’s for every kid in the class. But this year, I barely made that happen. I buy them in time.. usually from Target. This year, since Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday, it didn’t occur to me that I would have to send them in on February 13 (WHICH IS A WHOLE DAY EARLY, PEOPLE).
I did remember to take the boxes of Valentine’s out at 11 pm the night before and left them on the dining room table. I don’t know the names of each kid in B’s and A’s classes, so I couldn’t do it.
The next morning, once I got my younger son off to the bus and B and A were dressed, we started the Valentines. Each kid had to write the name of the classmates and sign their name. They actually did a great job (no dram). It was getting late so I packed the Valentine’s and a pencil in a ziploc and sent them to school. I had no time to do better.
Today on facebook and Pinterest, I did see loads of beautiful personalized Valentine’s… that’s just not what happened for us.
Funnily enough, my son and daughter didn’t even care — they were more excited that they came home with candy and Valentine’s from their classmates.
Do you think Pinterest (and facebook) puts too much pressure on moms?